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El Varadero

Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
+52 998 877 1600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (31 reviews)
“fried fish” (11 reviews)
“pork” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

El Varadero is bayside and has a dock where boats pull up for their passengers to dine. It looks weathered, even a bit ramshackle, but is the best value for seafood of any place our party of four dined all week. There was live music...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent six weeks on Isla Mujeres and went to El Varadero twice a week. Amazing fresh catch fish. Beautiful presentation. Transported into a world of water, pelicans, thatched roofs, and Cuban music Fri-Sunday. Service is great. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Marcia W
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Been on Isla many times and go back there over and over again. Just last week 3 out of 7 nights and had the same thing as an entree the massive Cuban sandwich. Just love it. We started with shrimp ceviche one night another quacamole....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Service was outstanding but the food seemed to have slipped just a bit. Did a whole hog fish spiced two ways and it was very good but not quite as good as previous visits. Still love the location.

Thank RastamanInKansas
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. The mojitos were good but inconsistent (our second one was much tastier than the first). The food was good and fresh. The best view is from the upper deck, but there are no tables or chairs for eating. We...More

Thank travel_buzz2007
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Recently spent another great evening at Varadero.Have eaten here many times in the past and the seafood platter for four is always amazing fresh fish cooked numerous ways, shrimp, octopus, conch, veggies, and fruit.If you leave here unsatisfied something is wrong with your taste buds.

Thank beachball81
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We went via boat for a quick lunch. Server was nice and service was timely. We had Mexican beer and Mojitos, the Mojitos were delicious. We also ordered a mixed ceviche, made with white fish and assorted seafood, portion was enough for three to share...More

Thank rosgari
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Four of us arrive at El Veradero just as the music was starting. What an enjoyable accompaniment to a delicious meal! We ordered a seafood platter that was soooo good. We finished every morsel of the platter but not all the sides, we were so...More

Thank asenior
Reviewed 10 November 2017

what an amazing experience. We were directed to seek this hidden gem from our B&B Proprietors as we were looking for excellent authentic Cuban food. The journey to locate the El Varadero made the experience even better, as it is off the beaten path and...More

1  Thank fresew
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Yesterday, my wife & I had exceptional mixed ceviche & the best Cuban sandwich we’ve ever had. Stretched to two additional meals and I liked the habanero lime salsa and bottled salsas from Chetumal. Not inexpensive but a great value! Memorable decor includes photos of...More

Thank Eric S
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Questions & Answers
7 February 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
On the isla basically NO credit cards accepted at restaurants as opposed to Cancun almost all credit cards
14 November 2016|
Response from soneill0918 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. We are wanted to hear music so we went on a Saturday. Music 3-7 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. I think they are only open until 8pm. Sorry I can't be more help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Septiembre 16, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
  • Phone Number: +52 998 877 1600
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